Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,  so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

~Hebrews 9:27-28~



Five month old Jules Tanksley is some problems yesterday at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, but that worked out to be okay.  Thanks to all who prayed for her yesterday.  I don’t know what today holds, but it certainly is a good day for pray for her again.




There are several people who have had accidents or elective surgeries.  Please pray or them as a group or individually.




Read and Write Scripture Today – 2 Corinthians 6: 6-10




If you are interested in the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North America, you might want to read and  watch some of what is posted on the “Annie Armstrong” Facebook page.




Speaking of Easter, it is not about plastic of boiled eggs or about chocolate eggs.  It is about our Savior who gave his life at Calvary, so we might have eternal life with Jesus in heaven one day.

Anna Lee








The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

~John 1:29~





Read & Write the Bible Today – 2 Corinthians 6: 3-5




Eva Naquin McNabb

March 22, 1934 – April 03, 2019

Eva Naquin McNabb, a resident of Kentwood passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Landmark Nursing Home in Hammond. She was born March 22, 1934 in Houma and was 85 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann Pitre, Independence; a son, Donald Barousse, Hammond; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Kirby Naquin, Kenner and Joseph Naquin, Metairie. Preceded in death by her husband, Bobby L. McNabb; 3 infant children, Bobby, Keith, and Cheryl McNabb; 4 sisters, Edna Carroll, Leona Perkins, Annie Gautreau, and Rita Savoya; 2 brothers, Andrew Naquin and Percy Naquin; parents, Joseph and Ophelia Naquin. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Don Meadows. Interment Hutchinson Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit




Baptist Press –




Missions comes in many forms.

  • Cooking for a family who has had a death in a family
  • Helping a child pay to attend church camp
  • Visiting a family who moved into your neighborhood and telling them about church opportunities
  • Giving items for a children’s home
  • Giving household items to a church operated thrift store
  • Supporting mission offerings in your church
  • Packing a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child
  • Providing school supplies to a family having a difficult time
  • Giving a Bible to someone who doesn’t have one and teaching them how to use it.
  • Invite your neighbors to your home for coffee and a dessert while getting to know them better.
  • Take a needy child shopping for seasonal clothing or church clothes.
  • Etc.




I know many people just survive Fridays so they can do weekend activities.  Put some effort into making this Friday productive.

Anna Lee









…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

~Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)~




Little Jules Tanksley had her heart cauterization yesterday.  Today, she will have surgery.  Pray for Jules, her family, and the medical team working with her.




Lillian Hyde Brumfield

October 30, 1937 – March 30, 2019

Lillian Hyde Brumfield, a resident of Chesbrough passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at her home. She was born October 30, 1937 in Chesbrough and was 82 years of age. She is survived by 3 sons, Jimmy Brumfield, Kenny Brumfield and Shelby Brumfield, Jr. and wife, Frankie; 4 daughters, Susan Brumfield, Penny Gaines, Lynn Harris and husband, Mitchell, and Helen Vitrano and husband, Victor; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Isaac and Lillian Hyde; husband, Shelby Brumfield, Sr.; 2 grandsons Mitchell Harris, Jr. and Michael Rowdon; 1 granddaughter, Sarah Lillian Vitrano; and 6 brothers. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11:00 a.m. until religious services at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough. For an online guestbook, visit




Read & Write the Bible – I Thessalonians 5:15-18




FBC, Kentwood will have youth activities beginning at 5 P.M.  The Children in Action and adults will meet at 6 P.M.




Becoming a Missionary –  If you are interested in becoming an IMB missionary, short-term, long-term, or somewhere in the middle, you will want to check out this site.



Former IMB missionary leader Steve Smith, 57, dies




I hope you found something here today to help you in some way.

Anna Lee




[Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time]

Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem.

On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law.

They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified.

On the third day he will be raised to life!”

~Matthew 20: 17-19 (NIV)~




Today, I have three prayer requests for you.

  1. Five month old Jules Tanksley will be at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans for a heart cauterization at 8 A.M.  Please be in pray for her family and the medical staff caring for her.
  2. Brett Frazier is in rehab and at the stage where visitors are not allowed as they really introduce Brett to what he needs to do.  This is often a hard time for everyone.  Pray for the Frazier family today.
  3. Pray for those in the nursing homes and those who are homebound.  These people are often “out of sight” and “out of mind”.  Make this a day to remember them and pray for them.




Read and Write the Bible – I Thessalonians 5: 12-14




Operation Christmas Child – April

During April, you are asked to donate small stuffed animals.  Of course, any items will be gladly accepted.  Items can be left in the classroom next to the choir room.




Thank you for “tuning-in” each day to read and then to pray.

Anna Lee





“God’s family is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.” 

~1 Timothy 3:15 GW~




I don’t know about homecoming today at FBC, Kentwood, but I do know the the talented group from years ago, Gloryland, will perform at Gillsburg Baptist Church tonight at 6 P.M.  This will be the first time they have sung as a group in many years.  They will sing at 6 P.M.




Viola R. Jones

September 24, 1933 – March 28, 2019

VIOLA RAYBOURN JONES, (85), loving wife and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, left this earthly life on March 28, 2019. Viola Mae Raybourn was born September 24, 1933 , the third child of James Alfred Raybourn and Etta Mae Broome Raybourn. Viola married her husband of 61 years, Darrell Dwight Jones of Maurepas, Louisiana, on May 7, 1955. Viola attended Kentwood High School. She met Darrell while attending business college in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Shortly after their marriage, Darrell entered the US Army and Viola moved with him to Fort Polk in Leesville, Louisiana, where she worked on post as an office assistant. Viola and Darrell moved to Brusly in 1964 where they raised their three children. She worked out of the home for many years, doing upholstery work and making custom draperies, and also as a substitute teacher. She later became the office manager for Brusly High School. Viola maintained a strong faith in God, and was active in her Baptist faith, most recently at First Baptist Church in Plaquemine, La. She was a long-time member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Viola and Darrell were avid campers and loved to travel. They were fortunate to visit many of our countries grandest places, traveling to every state except Hawaii. In 1988 they camped their way all across the US and Canada up to the Denali valley in Alaska. One of their all-time favorite places was Black Rock Mountain State Park in Mountain City, Georgia, where they returned for many summers. Their children have many wonderful memories of this park and its rangers, who came to be old friends to Darrell and Viola. In their later years, they spent several weeks each summer in Southfork, Colorado and several weeks during the winter at San Benito, Texas, from which they always returned loaded down with grapefruit. Viola was preceded in death by her loving husband Darrell on April 28, 2016. Viola is survived by one daughter, Deborah Suzanne Jones Torres, and her husband Lyle Charles Torres; and two sons: James Darrell Jones, and his wife Lauren Suzanne Massey Jones; and Daniel Leroy Jones, and his wife Melissa Ann Cade Jones. She had seven grandchildren: Leigh Nicole Jones Adams and her husband Richard Todd Adams; Phillip Matthew Mack and his wife Michelle Clare Folse Mack; Rachel Layne Jones Chappell and her husband Cory Donald Chappell; Jaime Elizabeth Mack Chenevert and her husband Cody Joseph Chenevert; Jennifer Michele Jones Browning, and her husband Gage Daniel Browning; Evan Darrell Mack, and Jared Michael Jones. She also had six great-grandchildren: Piper Eloise Mack, Alice Violet Mack, Georgette Viola Adams, Raylen Leigh Chappell, Silas James Mack, and Jones Ganson Chappell. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings James Houlon Raybourn, Bonnie Verlie Smith Crawford, and Zettie Janette Raybourn Rhodus. She is survived by two brothers, Percy Ben Raybourn and Adren Lavon Raybourn. As per her wishes, Viola will be laid to rest with a small gravesite ceremony at the Line Creek Cemetery in Kentwood, Louisiana on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation (



Read & Write the Bible Today – Proverbs 12:9-14




I have the  Bible reading guide for April and will try to get it to the church this morning so you can follow it.  The theme of the verses for April is “Waiting on God”.



Don’t forget to support the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North America and to bring your donations for Operation Christmas Child.  The OCC purchases can be left in the Sunday School classroom next to the choir room.  If you prefer to give money to OCC, mark your envelope to say special account for OCC.  Thank you for giving so others can learn about Jesus.



Have a blessed Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee










“My old self has been crucified with Christ.

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.

So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” 

~Galatians 2:20 NLT~



Thanks to all of you who prayed for Jimmy Alford and his family.  Some of you were aware of my “unspoken request” and some prayed because I had an unspoken request.  It was at Jimmy’s request I no longer posted his name.  He didn’t like to draw attention to himself.

The family was truly blessed by the outpouring of love for Jimmy and his family.  I ask that you pray for his wife, Janie, and hopefully she will be able to have the knee surgeries she has postponed for so long while she cared for Jimmy.  Pray for Leesha and Shaun and their families.

May Jimmy’s family and many friends be encouraged by his example.  May God be glorified, even now, by Jimmy’s example of caring, doing, serving, and giving of himself.




Read and Write the Bible – Philippians 2: 6-11




Baptist Press

There are plenty of great articles for you to read today.  I suggest you consider making Baptist Press your daily newspaper.  That could cause a positive change in anyone’s attitude and daily conversations, as well as being a source of positive Christian information in our world that often seems to omit any mention of God.





Many of these articles are of a more local nature.  Learn what God is doing in and  through our people in our state.




My your life shine for Jesus today!

Anna Lee












Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

~1 Peter 2:2-3 (NIV)~



Today, I want to share a brief update on the last two days of appointments with David.

Monday, we met with a different oncologist because David’s oncologist was in a different clinic that day.  We were told there is a possible change in treatment since the Procrit is not working as hoped.  David’s oncologist will make the decision, possibly next week.  We have talked to some health professionals and read up on it to learn about the possible treatment.  We are waiting to see what the doctor and God have planned.

Tuesday, we saw our regular eye doctor as a follow up to the emergency visit to the eye clinic.  David lost some of his vision in one eye Friday a week ago.  We know now he is regaining sight in that eye, but time will tell how much it improves.  We heard the term “eye stroke” for the first time.  That brought some new questions.  We are optimistic about the next appointment in four weeks.  We are not at the point of seeing the retina specialist again at this point.

God has provided wonderful and intelligent professionals for David.  We have been blessed.  Despite all the problems, we are enjoying seeing God guide us through them.  God is using many family members, church friends, long-time friends, and neighbors to encourage us regardless of the issues.  We are so thankful He is in charge and creates the plan.  We are making the most of the journey.  Thank-you to all who have helped us travel on this journey in so many ways.




Read and Write the Bible – Luke 10: 25-30




I’m looking for some people who can sew and who would be willing to make some items for Operation Christmas Child.  Contact me if this describes you.  Thanks!

Anna Lee